CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago woman, who was hurt in a Megabus accident near St. Louis earlier this month, is filing a lawsuit against the bus company.
Jamie Schultz claims the company failed to maintain and inspect the bus and its tires in order to ensure rider safety.READ MORE: Over 23,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois Last Week Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
The suit also blames the driver for the crash, which left one passenger dead and 47 hurt.
Illinois State Police said a blown tire appeared to have caused the bus to veer off the roadway, but that a full investigation could take weeks.READ MORE: Woman Stabbed Near CTA Green Line, Police ID Suspect In Stabbing Death Of Anat Kimchee
The Megaebus was on its way to St. Louis to make a stop, when it crashed about 60 miles away from the city, near downstate Litchfield, Ill.
State police say more than 70 people were on board when the bus crashed into a concrete bridge support along Interstate 55.
The bus originated in Chicago and was ultimately headed to Kansas City.MORE NEWS: 'It Is Sad': The United Center COVID Mass Vaccination Site Closes Thursday
But in the past two years, Chicago Megabus has had seven crashes with at least four injuries and two fatalities.